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Can I Use A Walking Cast In Order To Work
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Got surgery for accessory navicular(kidner) how long till i can walk and work out. Been 2 weeks in cast and i feel no pain, is that good?
I just had my cast taken off my broken ankle and i'm supposed to walk on it but I can't. Should I use crutches or can I hop?
I'm a server, broke my ankle 3 weeks ago it's in a cast, I can put weight on it and walk,is it a good idea to go back to work?
Likely not: But would all depend on the extent of the injury. ...Read more
10yr old fractured tibia and fibia and cast just removed. X-ray still shows fracture in fibia and it's not aligned. Doc said it will correct itself. Now in walking boot. Can I use the boot for 2weeks then put her into a stabilizing ankle brace until the f
Fractured fibula: should be cared for as directed by your physician such as using the walking boot for the full recommended length of time. Based on information you provided can't give additional advice because I don't know when the fracture took place, where in the tibia/fibula it is and how displaced the fracture is. This type of injury really needs to be seen and followed in an office setting. ...Read more
For the last few days I have been slightly walking on my cast if I have to go to near places(room, kitchen , etc.). How bad can this be? Thank you.
Don't like them: I feel they are unstable and difficult for a patient to use. ...Read more
I have a half cast after a tibia break & 2 months with a full cast, i can now walk unaided. Does this mean they'll be able to take my cast off soon?
Maybe...: Once the orthopedic surgeon treating you is satisfied with healing both by x-ray and clinical exam. Sounds like you are getting there! ...Read more
How long does it take for a child to start walking in walking casts after being non weight bearing for 6 weeks?
Depends on age, --: As kids do not need therapy generally. They'll start walking or crawling as soon as the fx has healed enough, and its not hurting them. ...Read more
I just got out in an air cast after 5 weeks non weight bearing. I was given allowance to walk, when I try I get a shock wave and pain. Is this normal?
Ortho knows best: i am assuming you sustained some kind of fracture. The ortho md probably saw the last xray films and noticed that you had proper callus formation so he changes the weight bearing status. It might feel uncomfortable at first but it should get better with time. Consider going for some physical therapy also if possible and dont forget to consider ICE, and/or NSAID as part of treatment. ...Read more
Depends: The cast can be either walking or non-walking cast. If the cast is non-walking, it is not meant to have weight born upon it, and doing so will damage the cast. Additionally, if the orthopod has done surgery, you will want to wait until the surgery or fracture heals enough that the doctor is comfortable with you walking on it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious sprain: figure on 4-6 weeks for complete healing- I had mine for 8 weeks..good luck ...Read more
It depends : Is the fractures are not displace the may be ok, if the fracture fragment are unstable then is necessary to fixate the fragments. If the fragments are not displace but are through the joint space then is necessary for the patient to be non weight during to avoid damage of the joint. If the fractures are just stress fractures or contusions a walking cast will be fine ...Read more
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